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5th & 6th Grade Students Compete in School Spelling Bee

On Friday, May 6, twenty-five 5th and 6th grade students competed in the school’s spelling bee, organized and hosted by members of the National Honor Society (NHS). 


The competitors were:


6th Grade

Mrs. Flint’s students: Jacob Armstrong, Sophia Pená, Benjamin Ridler, Madison Snow, Sylvia Stewart


Mrs. Frolish’s students: Cooper Crowding, Annabelle Haight, Ryan Hodgkinson, Jayce Palmer, Colvin Pollock


Mrs. Washburn’s students: Natalie Castillo, Brooke Dickinson, Robert Hamblin, Sawyer Saddlemire, Ellie Williams


5th Grade

Mr. Merryman’s students: Austin Coburn, Cora Hodgkinson, Maggie Patrick, Christian Quartararo, Henry Rishell


Mr. LeBlanc’s students: Kiara Ayers, Ryan Coburn, Ethan Dunham, William Ridler, Samuel Russo


NHS president Aiden Gillis welcomed guests and explained the spelling bee rules. He and NHS member Gabe Gallagher traded duties in delivering the contest words to the contestants. After battling nine rounds, Benjamin Ridler emerged as the winner upon spelling “magazine” correctly. Benjamin will represent Salem Washington Academy in the WSWHE BOCES Regional Spelling Bee to be held Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at the WSWHE BOCES Conference. 


Congratulations to runner up Annabelle Haight, and Brooke Dickinson for placing third.


Mrs. Carol McPhee is the NHS advisor.